Thierry Henry not thinking about retirement just yet

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Thierry Henry has made it known that despite his age he still isn't ready to hang up his boots just yet.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona striker turns 37 in a couple of days time and is in the last season of his five-year contract with the New York Red Bulls, but the World Cup winner says he'll keep on playing until his legs give out.

Okay so Far

"Well, I don’t know about that," Henry commented. "You know what, some of my friends are telling me that I still look fit. I don’t feel fit after games, though, but it is what it is.

"You have to respect anyone’s decision. As long as I can run, I will keep on playing. Sometimes it’s not only down to your body, it’s also what’s happening up there in your head. We’ll see. I still feel fresh somehow after a lot of games in my career, but I’m OK still, so far."

Henry certainly hasn't been showing signs of deterioration in his game this year. The Red Bulls designated player has been good enough this year to register an MLS leading 10 assists, while also netting five goals for the Eastern Conference side.

Donovan Admiration

One MLS big name that has decided to call it a day however is Landon Donovan. The United States national team All-Time top scorer - five years Henry's junior - announced last week that the 2014 season would be his last in the professional game.

Henry spoke about his admiration for the LA Galaxy man and his decision to leave the game.

"It’s weird because when you think about the MLS and when you think about U.S. soccer, you think about Landon Donovan," the Frenchman said. "The amount of games he’s played for the national team [and] the amount of goals. What he represents for you guys is a symbol. It was unexpected and you have to respect his decision....

"...He will go down, for me, in history as, one of, if not the best player that you guys have ever had – or still have, for the moment. It’s a shame for the game, but you got to respect the decision of a guy that has done a lot for U.S. soccer."

Henry may still call it a day after this year, there's still a fair chunk of the MLS season left after all, but the iconic number 14 should be remembered as a great player everywhere he has been and no-one can deny him the right to finally rest those skillful feet.

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